- Sheffield Brewery Company - Sporty Tykes is a delicious golden ale at 4% made with Challenger and Calypso hops and infused with aromatic elderflower heads grown locally. It’s number five of our top ten reasons we love Sheffield and is in homage to the city’s great sporting traditions past, present and in the future! Whether you admire our Olympiads, […]
- Neepsend Brewery - Our latest brews have included Osiris – a 4.2% New Zealand Pale Ale hopped with Green Bullet and Pacific Jade. It is clean, crisp and zesty with a smooth bitterness and notes of citrus and grapefruit – and a tweaked version of our stout utilising even more varieties of dark malt. Our latest IPA, which […]
- Drone Valley Community Brewery - In April the brewery was officially launched by Natascha Engel MP who exchanged calling ‘order’ as deputy speaker to taking orders behind the bar. Well over 100 members and guests enjoyed the band, Blind Badger and the buffet from Chariots kitchen, Dronfield. To finish the night in true style, one of the members fell into […]
- Sentinel - Sentinel’s brewhouse bar opened on 11th April at 178 Shoreham Street and has been opening each evening at 5pm since to serve a range of cask and keg Sentinel beers from the initial cuckoo brewed range. The brew kit was scheduled to be delivered on Friday 22nd April and installed over the following week. Once […]
- On the Edge - On the Edge have been brewing a range of beers for their upcoming 9pin event and are teasing drinkers by announcing the beers one at a time once a week in the lead up to the event.
West Street Alehouse
Fri 27 – Tue 31 May
The West Street Alehouse hold their first beer festival with and extended range of real ale and craft keg beers plus entertainment taking place over two floors. The Alehouse can be found near City Hall tram stop.
Thu 2 – Sat 4 Jun
150+ beers at the football ground.
Belper Goes Green
Fri 3 – Sun 5 Jun
Beer tent at the rugby club with 30 or so real ales and cider organised by Amber Valley CAMRA, as part of the wider green festival.
Three Valleys Festival
Sat 4 Jun
This event just grows and grows – a great value day out filled with real ale, food and music hosted across 15 venues including town, suburban and rural pubs.
A fleet of 9 buses provides a regular free service from Dronfield station to all the venues from midday until 9pm, hop on and off at the participating festival venues as you please. All the venues offer free entry.
www.threevalleysfestival.org.uk for full details of what will be at each venue along with bus timetables.
Manchester Cider & Perry Festival
Fri 24 – Sat 25 Jun
This 6th annual festival of Cider & Perry takes place at Copper Face Jacks in the Palace Hotel, located opposite Manchester Oxford Road railway station and featuring a range of around 40 ciders and perrys. Open midday to 10:30pm each day, entry £3 (or £2 for CAMRA members). East Midands Trains run an hourly train service direct from Sheffield to Manchester Oxford Road.
- Pub of the Month, June 2016: The Bath Hotel - The perfect pub for a Saturday afternoon – pick up a paper from the bar and a homemade hot roast pork sandwich; a guaranteed tranquil day. Knowledgeable and friendly staff makes this Grade II listed pub (dating back to 1867) a popular watering hole. Inside you’ll find a remarkable tiled interior bar housing six hand […]
- Harlequin presented with two awards - Liz of the Harlequin was presented with the winners certificate for our May Pub of the Month award along with our Cider Pub of the Year by branch Chair Kate Major and Cider Officer Sarah Mills.
- Rural Pub of the Season - New Award – Rural Pub Of The Season As readers may know, the reason we are known as Sheffield & District branch is because part of our area falls within Derbyshire. This means we have many excellent pubs which, due to their distance from the city, are perhaps overlooked in Pub of the Month nominations. […]
- Special award for Nigel Williams - Now and again our branch members put forward a nomination for a special award outside our usual pub and beer awards to recognise people or businesses that have contributed towards the good pub and beer scene in our area. The latest of these awards presented (after a little delay!) was to Nigel Williams, who retired […]
- Pub of the month, May 2016 – The Harlequin - The Harlequin on Nursery Street used to be known as the Manchester, named after the nearby railway line. It became the Harlequin (with a nod towards a different Harlequin pub demolished to make way for the ring road) after being relaunched as a real ale free house and has since been taken over by the […]
- Social Saturday pub crawl report - On Saturday 14th May we decided to run a crawl of some of the pubs in Central Sheffield with the theme linking the pubs being they all sell real cider. An enjoyable afternoon started in the Head of Steam and took in the Benjaman Huntsman, Clubhouse, Devonshire Cat, Three Tuns and Harlequin. The Harlequin is […]
- Volunteers required to survey pubs! - CAMRA’s national pub guide website, whatpub.com, is being relied on as a resource to find information on pubs around the UK by more and more people and it is increasingly important we keep the database up to date. As with almost everything in CAMRA, it relies on volunteers and our branch is responsible for information […]
- Branch minibus trip to Peak District pubs - On the last Friday in April a group of members set out on the first of what we hope will be regular trips into Derybshire to sample the delights of some of our rural pubs. After a quick half in the Queens Head, Pond Street, we headed for our first destination, the Moon Inn […]
- Railway, Bramall Lane - It’s been a busy spring with plenty of work still being carried out on the pub. We’re now happy with the look of the place and pleased to say we’ve got a sunny beer garden out back where you can catch the rays with a pint in hand. Towards the end of the summer we […]
- Hillsborough Hotel - As the summer is arriving, at long lost, we are introducing Sunday Afternoon Jazz & Blues here at the Hillsborough Hotel. Initially we will be hosting these sessions once a month; ‘Blind Papa Stumblin’ will be hosting the first session on Sunday 29 May, 3 – 5pm. Why not start the afternoon for Sunday lunch, served […]
- Pub news Inn Brief
The New Barrack Tavern is holding a charity weekend in aid of the Childrens’ hospital from 10th to 12th June, this features a busy programme of live music plus of course beer and food as usual.
Sentinel Brewhouse & Bar is now open for beer and food, shortly after this issue of Beer Matters hits the streets the official launch is planned which will see the first beers brewed on the premises available.
The Ball Inn at Crookes has had a refurbishment and now carries an even bigger range of real ales!
The Shepley Spitfire at Totley has a new manager.
Hop Hideout on Abbeydale Road will be hosting a Cloudwater meet the brewer on 30th June (advance tickets required) and a festival of sour beers over August bank holiday weekend. They also anticipate their garden area being complete for then!
Saxbob is hosting another live music night at the University Drama Studio with a real ale bar available, this time featuring Dale Storr on the 24th June. Tickets £10 from wegottickets.com.
The Fox & Duck at Broomhill has now gone free of tie from the pub company and like sister pub the Doctors Orders is featuring beer from Little Critters Brewery, which is run by the same people as the pubs. A discount is available on these beers before 7pm.
The Place at Broomhill is reported to be offering a discounted price of £2.50 a pint on Tuesdays.
The Swim Inn on Glossop Road is now run by Hawthorne Leisure, having been sold by Wetherspoons.
The Bath Hotel is opening on Sundays once a month (first Sunday of the month) for live music sessions.
- Introducing your new Sheffield & District CAMRA Committee - As many of you know, we recently held our AGM and elected a new committee for the year. With some old hands, and a few new faces, we are hoping to bring a new lease of life to the branch. Without further ado, let us introduce ourselves: Chair: Kate Major: I have been a real […]
- The Sheffield Beer Report and a visit to Belgium - I read the Sheffield Beer Report while on Eurostar en route for a few days with a ‘Podge’s Tour’ in LambicLand (Belgium). It generated considerable discussion with both colleagues on the tour and also a number of local Brewers. The initial Belgian reaction was ‘Sheffield?’ However, they were impressed by both the numbers and our […]
- Our survey says… - Well, it turns out we were one step ahead of head office in deciding to survey our members! The recent survey we sent round to all the Sheffield CAMRA members had slightly different aims in that we weren’t looking at a complete review of what CAMRA is about, more trying to find out member’s opinions […]
- CAMRA Revitalisation project - A survey of the membership nationally has been launched to find out what members think the campaign’s future direction should be. Some argue that the Campaign for Real Ale has been won – there is plenty of choice of beer out there now and an ever growing number of breweries producing it. Some also argue […]
- Two more Sheffield Pubs join CAMRA Regional Inventory - Recently two Sheffield pubs became part of the prestigious CAMRA Regional Inventory of Pub interiors – The Friendship (Manchester Road, Stocksbridge) and the New Barrack (Penistone Road, Hillsborough). The New Barrack was a Duncan Gilmour’s pub which in 1936 was re-built when the original stone built corner terrace pub was demolished and the footprint […]